Lake Scugog Research 2016, AGM Presentation

2016-04-14 10.11.51Andrea Kirkwood Pres.,AGM 2016

This summer, the Lake Stewards’ Research and Monitoring team will be working with two students from U.O.I.T. to map the vegetation and quality and quantity of various bugs in the mud of the lake which are the food for larger species in the food chain. This research is being organized by Dr. Andrea Kirkwood, Professor in the Biology Department of U.O.I.T.  Dr. Kirkwood is an algae specialist which is especially important when we are examing the new invasive to hit our lake, starry stonewort, Nitellopsis Obtusa.  A colleague, Annette Tavares — a Senior Lecturer in the Biology department and a specialist in bugs (benthics) — will also be working with the students and the Steward researchers.  See Dr. Kirkwood’s presentation material by clicking the above link.

It is hoped that this will be the beginning of a 3 year larger study by both U.O.I.T. and the Stewards with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources to look at how the new vegetation spectrum affects our fishery and lake water quality. We will keep the public informed.

The Scugog Lake Stewards’ research team is headed by Dr. Ron Porter, and includes Erin Andrews, Colleen Middleton, and Ken Oldfield who have been busy applying for grants to cover this research and the equipment required.  Should you wish to donate to this specific project, please send your cheque to the Scugog Lake Stewards at P. O. Box 1282, Port Perry, Ontario L9L 1B9 with the specific designation “for research”.